Richard R. Barron | The Ada News


Noble quarterback Austin Fisher (10) runs for a big third-quarter gain as Ada defender Tyler Peters gives chase during an earlier game this season at East Central University’s Norris Field in Ada. (Richard R. Barron | The Ada News)

EL RENO — Noble's offense never blinked Friday night, even when the game seemed to be slipping away.

Austin Fisher and Ezra Elkins knew that wasn't an option, so they kept making plays and, in the end, they made enough.

Fisher accounted for 244 yards passing, 181 yards rushing and six total touchdowns while Elkins totaled 181 yards and three scores on 34 carries as Noble outgunned a Dorian Plumley-led El Reno squad, 72-62, in one of the wildest games this season.

"It felt like a basketball game," Fisher said. "134 points...that's crazy. I've never been a part of anything like that."

Fisher led Noble back from a 41-28 halftime deficit with touchdown runs of 51 and 23 yards and added a 5-yard touchdown pass to Dustin Whitmire and a 57-yard scoring strike to Brandon Harper.

"Those two do a great job for us. The offensive line opened holes, it all starts with them," Noble head coach Greg George said of Fisher and Elkins. "Those two guys have been workhorses for us all season and we've needed it."

Fisher admitted to feeling uneasy about scoring enough to keep up with the Indians after Plumley threw a 5-yard touchdown pass off a wild scramble that finished with a touchdown pass released from near the 35-yard line.

"It wasn't looking good," he said.

Especially considering Noble's history in back-and-forth games.

"We've had some high-scoring games, but I think this is the first time we've been on the right side of one," George said. "The kids just kept fighting and that's what you want to see. I'm so proud of them."

Noble had the answers this time, though, and even from an unlikely source.

Despite its struggles,the Bears defense contributed some of the biggest plays of the 44-point onslaught in the second. The Bears sacked Plumley in the end zone to pull within 48-44 on the final play of the third quarter.

After the Bears regained the lead on a Fisher touchdown pass after the safety, Gavin Yeager stepped in front of a Plumley pass and ran 67 yards for a touchdown.

Noble never trailed again.

"That's one of those plays that goes up for play of the year," George said. "The stat board may not show it, but our defense made some huge plays when it mattered."

Plumley was electric in a losing effort. The junior quarterback completed 18-of-26 passing for 313 yards and rushed 27 times for 207 yards.

Fisher compared Plumley to Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson.

"He was out there making plays. He's super shifty," Fisher said, "it was a lot of fun to play against him."

Friday, Fisher and Noble made more plays, though. Elkins iced the game with a 3-yard touchdown run in the final minute after Noble recovered an onside kick.

"By the middle of the third quarter, I knew anytime we had the ball we were going to score, no matter what," Fisher said.

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